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US'Straight' Oklahoma man turns pickup rainbow for pride month

04:00  12 june  2019
04:00  12 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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An Oklahoma man is receiving global praise after giving the tailgate of his pickup truck a colorful and creative makeover for June in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month . Though many of the users identified themselves as being fellow Oklahoma residents, others said they were from as far away as Australia.

Straight “country boy” paints his truck rainbow colors to bring Pride to the Bible Belt. He recently took to Facebook to show off the new tailgate on his pickup truck that he decorated in rainbow colors for Pride month .

'Straight' Oklahoma man turns pickup rainbow for pride month © The Associated Press This Thursday, June 6, 2019, photo provided by Cody Barlow in Hulbert, Okla., shows self-described "straight, country boy" Cody Barlow's pickup truck decorated to show support for his LGBTQ loved ones for pride month. Barlow believes duct tape really can fix anything, including bigots. (Cody Barlow via AP)

HULBERT, Okla. — Self-described "straight, country boy" Cody Barlow believes duct tape really can fix anything, including bigots.

The 28-year-old college student from Hulbert, Oklahoma, recently decorated the tailgate of his pickup truck like a pride flag with a bold message: "NOT ALL COUNTRY BOYS ARE BIGOTS."

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Straight Oklahoma resident Cody Barlow decorated his truck with a rainbow for Pride month .Photo: Facebook: Cody Barlow. I don’t think it is necessary to say, but for all intents and purposes I am a straight man that grew up here in Oklahoma . I love taking my truck mudding, going fishing

A simple gesture of support from one man in a rural Oklahoma town is getting a lot of attention on Facebook Cody Barlow shared a photo of his pickup truck on Facebook Thursday. His tailgate bore a pride Happy Pride Month .” Barlow said the decorations weren’t much, but they meant a lot to him.

Barlow's Facebook post about his truck had been shared more than 135,000 times by Tuesday with comments praising him for being an LGBTQ ally. He says he thinks he can change closed minds and encourage loved ones who feel alone.

Now, the "jacked-up" 1991 Chevrolet Silverado he uses to off-road through the woods is plastered with rainbow-colored duct tape.

"It fixes everything, even bigots," he said.

Barlow plans to drive his truck in pride parades later this month in Oklahoma City and Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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